race review

• Joey Logano started 13th and finished ninth, ultimately retiring from the carnage filled Clash at Daytona prior to the end of the race, which saw multiple attempts at a green-white-checkered finish. The No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Mustang was involved in multiple incidents with the team repairing the car until it was deemed unsafe to continue.
• After starting 13th, Logano moved the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang into the top-five in the opening three laps. Spotter TJ Majors encouraged Logano to remain disciplined to the high line as all the leaders began moving up to the wall around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.
• On lap 10, Logano reported he’d need a sizable adjustment to the Shell-Pennzoil Ford on the first stop of the race as he was battling a significant loose condition. Logano continued running inside the top-five, running fourth behind three Ford Performance teammates, with Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski leading the race.
• Crew chief Paul Wolfe called the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang to pit road coming to lap 25 for four tires and a chassis adjustment to work on the loose handling condition. Logano would return to pit road under the competition for a gas-and-go stop, returning to the track for the restart. As the field began moving to the top-groove, Logano settled into the eighth position.
• After making a move to the bottom, Logano found himself shuffled out, placing him on a fuel conservation strategy with the majority of the Chevrolet’s. Logano’s draft remained on the track as the other competitors pitted, cycling Logano to the lead with 20 laps remaining. On lap 65, Logano got turned as the No. 18 made contact with his left rear quarter panel exiting Turn 4, with a multi-vehicle incident ensuing.
• After the team repaired the Ford Mustang, Logano returned to the track, only to be rear-ended on an ensuing multi-vehicle incident as the green flag waved. The team returned to pit road, taking four tires and surveying the damage. Unfortunately, as Logano returned to the track, the damage was deemed too severe to continue, relegating the team to the ninth position in the accident filled event.


“Kyle (Busch) had a run and I thought I did a good job blocking and he just got to the inside of me and there really wasn’t a hole and he just hooked me around. Then they wrecked on a restart, that was the other crash. We didn’t really hit anybody on that one. The last one, Denny blew a tire and I almost made it through.”


Busch Clash at Daytona